Vice President Mike Pence blamed Democrats for standing in the way of repealing the Affordable Care Act and said the minority party is harming the country by not jumping on board with the Republican healthcare agenda.
Pence said in a speech in Wisconsin on Saturday that it's clear to him and most other policymakers in the GOP that Obamacare is failing; he even described it as "dead."
"Truth is, you'd have to be blinded by partisanship not to believe otherwise," Pence said. "But, unfortunately, some people are; Democrats in Congress to be exact."
Pence echoed many of President Trump's criticism of obstinate Democrats who refuse to work with Republicans to repeal Obamacare.
While many Democrats have said they're willing to reform or amend former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, they have categorically ruled out repealing the law. That didn't stop the House from passing the American Health Care Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Democrats have refused to back the American Health Care Act, in part due to a Congressional Budget Office analysis that states the bill would leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance in the next decade than if Obamacare were to stay in place.
Despite controlling both chambers of Congress and the White House, Republicans haven't been able to get a healthcare bill passed yet. The Senate GOP is currently working on its own healthcare reform bill.
"[Democrats] won't life a finger to help us rescue the American people from this mess that they created," Pence said.
He added, "Every single Democrat in Washington, D.C., would rather let Obamacare continue to collapse and put an enormous burden on the American people than help Republicans in the House and Senate bring relief to Americans."